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The Fortress Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 12,600'
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Submitted By: Justin Talbot on Jul 3, 2014
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Located high in the Finback Knob gully, this formation sees little sun as it is shaded from the cliff opposite it.

Getting There 

A ten minute hike up the gully from the Emperor Wall and perched at 12,600’ is this west-facing buttress.

Climbing Season

For the Leadville area.

Weather station 5.9 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Cleaning and checking out the moves on Pay Dirt.

Pay Dirt 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b  Colorado : Leadville : ... : The Fortress
P1. .12, 90’. Super fun! Layback and face climb seams to a ledge. Have a good rest, then cast off onto the face and enjoy progressively more tricky face climbing until you reach the left-angling crack for the last 30’ of the pitch.P2. .11, 40’. Climb up the groove for about ten feet, then traverse right at a bolt, and follow the crack on the face to the next belay.Alternate P2. .8, 40’. The obvious groove and crack system provides an easier but less enjoyable variation to the previous option...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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